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Gateway Contact Information

Contact: General Enquiries


DSP Website: Gateway

Telephone: 01 511 7241

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Gateway is an activation initiative of the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, launched in 2013 and managed through City and County Councils.  Gateway provides short-term work placements for people who are unemployed, while at the same time carrying out beneficial  work within communities.  
Gateway Objectives
Support the Department in its efforts to provide people who are unemployed with the opportunity of short-term work placements.
  • Improve the employability and work readiness of participants by providing them with opportunities to put work skills into practice and to learn new ones.
  • Provide prospective employers with evidence that a participant has the necessary skills and abilities to do the job.
  • Boost the participants’ motivation and confidence.
  • Provide participants with a work reference at the end of the placement.
  • Support the development and delivery of  community services.
Pobal's Role

Pobal’s role in Gateway is to provide participant payroll services to City and County Councils. It also provides information systems that manage data about the programme, its participants and their work.